Access Control at the Netherlands Postal and Telecommunications Services

  • Willem Haemers
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 218)


The Netherlands Postal and Telecommunications Services (PTT) have developed a system that controles the entrance to their buildings by use of magnetic stripe cards. In this note some cryptographic aspects of the system are explained.


Telecommunication Service Plaintext Attack Magnetic Stripe Card 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Willem Haemers
    • 1
  1. 1.Dr Neher LaboratoriesPTTLeidschendamThe Netherlands

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